HIV providers, other healthcare workers, and community groups can tell people with HIV where to get help applying for health insurance at the following website: https://www.healthcare.gov/ This study confirms that, as a group, black gay/bisexu-al men are younger than white gay/bisexual men.
The CDC researchers who conducted this study suggest that other factors they did not measure could contribute to lower antiretroviral use by black gay/bisexual men than by white men: HIV provider prescribing practices and differences in acceptance of antiretroviral therapy by blacks versus whites.
In addition to social stigma, gay/bisexual men suffer higher rates of childhood sexual abuse (Purcell, Patterson & Spikes 2008) and adult victimization (Herek & Sims 2008) than heterosexual men.
Gay/bisexual men frequently migrate to urban areas in an attempt to avoid discrimination and alienation and to find support and acceptance from other men like themselves (Mills et al.
This is somewhat surprising, given the disproportionate impact of substance abuse and dependence on gay/bisexual men and the large role that drug abuse and drug distribution play in the U.S.
Only one study of gay/bisexual male arrest histories was uncovered in an extensive search.
As a well-known migration destination for gay/bisexual men, and with an estimated 76,500 MSM in Miami alone (Lieb et al.
The measure is widely used in research on gay/bisexual men, highly predictive of HIV risk behaviors, and showed good internal consistency (alpha=.76) in the present study.
Descriptive statistics were calculated to describe the sample in terms of demographics, social stability, mental health, victimization, substance use and sexual risk behaviors, as well as to investigate the nature and extent of the arrest histories of these highly vulnerable gay/bisexual men.
Sexual sensation seeking was high for the sample in comparison to other studies of gay/bisexual men (Stolte, De Wit & Kolader 2006; Kalichman & Rompa 1995).
First, the results are likely not generalizable to the overall population of gay/bisexual men in Miami because of the stringent eligibility requirements needed to generate a very high-risk sample for the intervention field trial.